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264 Thomson Barbados Cruise Reviews
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32
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37
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tdavies250
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
This was our second Thomson Cruise to the Caribbean visiting different Islands. This time we sailed on the "Discovery" and we weren't disappointed. Travelling from Birmingham the check in & flight was easy & again the ... Read more
Discoverycruiseship
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Just returned from 14 nights on TUI Discovery. Ship was very nice, as was cabin, even although it was inside. Plenty of storage and good lighting and facilities. Cabin Stewards were very good too. We found all staff pleasant, well ... Read more
FBDE4
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
7 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
If this was your first cruise, you would probably have been more or less satisfied. If you are a regular Thomson cruiser, like us, you would have been rather less satisfied. The Discovery is a good ship with no complaints about the food ... Read more
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thegoldentonsil
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
We had a balcony cabin on deck 6. The room was a reasonable size, perfect temperature, our little balcony was worth the extra, and the stewards kept it looking perfect. We assumed that the soundproofing in the rooms was good as we had ... Read more
Preston Pete
Member Since 2017
1 review
I chose this cruise as I have cruised with Thomson twice previously in the Med and quite enjoyed it. This time I fancied seeing some of the Caribbean. I must admit I didn't research the ports of call much as this cruise was the only ... Read more
FearlessFlyer
Member Since 2017
1 review
18 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
This was my first cruise, I'm a solo traveller and usually go on more adventurous trips, but felt like a relaxing break and thought I'd give it a go. Overall, I enjoyed it and would travel again on a cruise with Thomson's. I travelled on ... Read more
Lottielil
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 helpful votes
Having cruised many many times on various ships, from 650 passengers up to 4000. We were beginning to find places to visit hard, as we love the heat in December, we looked once again for Caribbean cruises, kept checking various ... Read more
sansibee
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Done a caribbean cruise in 2011 and left ship on 18th Dec whdn staff were putting up xmas decorations, always wanted to board on 18th Dec for xmas & new year cruise. Whilst the ship was nice it lacked atmosphere, xmas decorations ... Read more
Stupot1
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
First impresions looked good but not as it seemed. The outside of the ship had a new lick of paint but little had changed on this from its previuos owner. There was definetly a problem with the stabilty of the ship as it swayed from ... Read more
likestoholiday
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
We are seasoned cruise passengers having traveled with Royal Caribbean, Costa, Cunard, Airtours and Thomson. I will start with the negatives, the flight out was awful, we flew from Newcastle, it wasn't until we were on board that we ... Read more
Cruise SGB
Member Since 2017
1 review
14 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Having cruised from Barbados every year for about 10 years, mainly with P&O and Princess we were a little apprehensive about the Thompson Discovery, however the itinery was second to none with only 2 sea days in 2 weeks so we took a ... Read more
Sivscruisers
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
We've travelled with various cruise companies and with Thomson 4 times (3 to the Caribbean). This was disappointing. In Some ports of call we were dumped in cargo areas whilst other ships had best docking spaces and although water taxis ... Read more
Kangapuss
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
On arrival on the Tui Discovery we made our own way to our cabin on deck 7. We were very pleased with the size and the cleanliness of the accommodation, there was plenty of hanging space not enough drawer space but lots of small shelves. ... Read more
michaelmac
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
5 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Having cruised with other lines,we wanted to try out Thomsons,this ship was with RC before and as such we knew what to expect.Our flight from birmingham went very smooth and at Barbados we were taken directly to the ship.Our luggage ... Read more
Mandygorms
Member Since 2016
1 review
19 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Absolutely loved the two week Caribbean cruise. The flight, transfer and check in was great - we didn't have to queue long to get on board. The all inclusive package was brilliant and we were able to get anything we wanted including ... Read more
Baxter 007
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
The holiday got of to a good start with out outbound flight on the Dreamliner to Barbados. We stopped in a Gatwick hotel overnight as it was an early flight. Unfortunatley our more local airports, Birmingham and Manchester, did not have ... Read more
Laurenm91
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We were unsure what to expect for our first cruise but the experience with Thomson was fantastic from start to finish (except the flight home)! We travelled as a couple (25 and 26 years old) and were unsure what to expect as we knew ... Read more
Dionne1965
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Myself and 7 others embarked on the TUI Discovery on 4th December for 14 nights. We all had an outside cabin on Deck 2. The cabins were very clean and lots of storage space. The shower curtain was no problem at all. Cabins were cleaned ... Read more
Vfarq
Member Since 2016
1 review
33 helpful votes
As a seasoned cruiser we have travelled with Thomson, p and o, Disney, Celebrity, Cruise and Maritime, island Cruises, Saga, Windstar and Silver seas. We have always enjoyed the Thomson ships for the service, because they are not too large ... Read more
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Mancunium
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
3 forum posts
14 helpful votes
The last week spent aboard TUI Discovery, sailing out of Barbados, will, without doubt serve to remind me to listen to my gut (and take notice of more of the reviews) when making decisions about which cruise line and which ship to book ... Read more
mariner34
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 helpful votes
We are seasoned cruisers having enjoyed some twenty cruises with most of the big cruise lines. This was our first and last Thomson / TUI cruise. As soon as we checked in on line, we quickly discovered the first of many reasons why Thomson ... Read more
Riverman456
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
Having booked the cruise 12 months ago after reading the reviews, I felt confident I had made the right choose. WRONG. Having been quoted one price for cabin upgrade it quadrupled, then I was accidentally sent a breakdown on a scene ... Read more
marmite6
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
13 helpful votes
We choose this cruise to celebrate my birthday. Just to get the little niggles out of the way first. Flight to Barbados was excellent and leaving the aircraft straight onto coaches to be taken to the ship, this was well organised. On ... Read more
Phil H
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
14 helpful votes
We chose this cruise for the itinerary and due to our friends not been to the Caribbean before so it was maximising the visit. In actual fact it is 2 seven day cruises back to back taking in 12 islands and 2 sea days. First impressions ... Read more
dawnie1968
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
Unfortunately for Thomson my first cruise experience was on a sister ship to the Discovery but with Royal Caribbean earlier in the year. Had I not experienced their service, I may have been more generous with this review. The service ... Read more

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